Christmas and crafting go hand in hand – getting cosy and creating your own handmade gifts and decorations while joyful tunes play in the background is the perfect festive pastime. “Christmas is all about spending time with those you love, reconnecting with friends and family and showing how much you care. And for me, there’s no better way to do that than with crafting,” says Yvette Streeter, editor of Mollie Makes magazine (pictured).
“Whether you’re making decorations as a family or getting together with pals for a festive craft session, there are so many ways to get everyone together, get creative and have some fun,” says Yvette. “Plus, there’s nothing better than giving someone a handmade gift. Not only do you get to enjoy crafting it, but you also get the pleasure of seeing the smile on their face when they open it too!”
At Center Parcs, there are plenty of opportunities to get creative as a family and make some treasured Christmas heirlooms you’ll take out and put up year after year.
Design a Giant Christmas Stocking
In our Design a Giant Christmas Stocking workshop, little ones and adults alike can create their very own super-sized, glittering stocking to hang on the fireplace, ready for Santa’s visit. This is a great way to get stuck into the festivities and let your imagination go wild while spending special moments with your children.
Festive Willow Crafts
Handmade decorations will transcend trends and are filled with memories of the times you made them. Led by an experienced instructor, our Festive Willow Crafts session teaches you how to make your very own Christmas decoration using bendy willow fronds. A perfect way to relax into the season, you’ll leave with a precious reminder of your family break.
Festive Pottery Painting
Discover your inner artist with our Festive Pottery Painting session, where can embellish baubles, tree decorations and much more. Little ones will love getting creative with their designs, while adults get a chance to unleash their inner child. Once you’re done, we’ll professionally glaze and fire your pottery overnight, ready for you to take home. Your handmade creation will make a delightful Christmas gift for a loved one.